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>> pelley: desperate refugees clash with police as they try to storm trains to a better life. >> we are human! we are human! >> pelley: also tonight, a critical decision is made on whether the iran nuclear deal gl through. is the vice president getting ready to run? teachers start a new year with no paychecks but plenty of dedication. >> we don't educate them now we incarcerate them later so what do we do? >> pelley: and an american on mars. science fiction but-- >> i think "the martian" is as close to science fact as any science fiction that i have seen. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: the photograph we're about to show you says far
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more about the humanitarian crisis unfolding in europe than any word possibly could. that is the lifeless body of a three-year-old syrian boy in the hand of a turkish police officer. the boy drowned during a desperate voyage to a greek island. he was one of hound fleeing war and poverty in the middle east, africa and asia. charlie d'agata is covering the crisis. >> reporter: a three-year-old boy pulled lifeless from the sea. in another world he might have been playing on this beach. but he and his five-year-old brother were among 12 syrians found drowned today washed up on turkey's shores as they tried to make their way to europe and the promise of a better life. samer hassan and his family know the dangers of that crossing. third of august. >> yeah. >> reporter: hassan's father told us their smuggler's boat
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had broken down. "i was holding on to my grandson. the youngest is four and he can't swim." now they're among the thousands stranded at budapest rail station. with three young children, it's taken them a month to get this far. so your father is 77. kareem is only four. >> yeah. >> reporter: so that's as fast as you can walk. >> exactly. exactly. >> reporter: for the second day, hungarian police refused to let migrants board trains to germany, even as more arrived by the hour. the desperate crush of migrants has left europe's asylum rules in tatters. hassan's wife, manual, doesn't know how much more her children can take. >> why we sleeping here, we don't want to sleep like this. >> pelley: now charlie has just discovered a remarkable scene in the subway below that
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train station. he's joining us now. charlie, what do you see down there? >> reporter: just to give you an idea of the sheer volume of migrants beneath the station scott, it goes on and on, as far as the eye can see in every direction. now triple that. now, they have got clean water but nobody wants to spend what little they have left on food. there are no showers nowhere to clean themselves up. and some have been here for weeks. >> pelley: and with no plan on what to do next. charlie d'agata reporting from beneath the streets of budapest tonight. now, in another big story it appears the much-debated iran nuclear deal say done deal. this morning, barbara mikulski of maryland became the 34th democratic senator to endorse the plan to curb iran's nuclear ambitions. now even if congress votes to condemn the deal, it would not have votes to override a veto.
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the agreement would lift economic sanctions that are crippling iran in return for iran giving up developmentave nuclear bomb for 10 years. our congressional correspondent nancy cordes is with us. nancy, will congress debate the deal anyway as planned next week? >> reporter: oh, they absolutely will, scott. republicans are almost universally opposed to this deal, and they're going to want to drive that point omit home. in fact the house speaker john boehner, said today the president may now have enough vote to sustain his veto but that this deal is far from being implemented, signaling that republicans might try to find some other way to block it or at least to slow its implementitation scott. >> pelley: you're usually on california but we find you today in following joe biden as he decides whether to run for president. >> reporter: he gave his first public speech here since all the speculation began that he might actually take the the plunge and he's clearly happy to keep the
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guessing game going. >> with your permission may i take my coat off. >> reporter: vice president joe biden knew throngs of reporters were here for hints of whether he will run for president. >> their interest in community college has impressed me greatly, and i hope that's what they're going to write about. >> reporter: biden came to this battle ground state to talk about college affordability, an issue that's important to him and his would-be rival, hillary clinton. >> well, i've got a plan to make college affordable. >> reporter: a new reuters poll finds democrats increasingly consider biden their first choice if clinton were to falter. 38% said biden was their backup, compared to 30% for vermont senator bernie sanders who has also been surging lately as consult:s to be dogged by questions about her e-mail use as secretary of state. biden has told supporters he is still undecided, still grieving for his son beau, who passed away in late may from brain
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cancer. biden's supporters aren't waiting around for him to make up his mind. the draft biden organization says it now has a presence in all 50 states. strategist teven schale signed on here in florida. >> we're going out and beginning to talk to staff building infrastructure there. i do believe talking to the donors i have in the last week or so there's real enthusiasm out there. >> reporter: and biden who has run for president twiet twooes before, did make one comment today that many saw as a sign of willing to jump in. >> people who don't risk failing never succeed. >> reporter: the risk of failure would be high. another poll out today shows clinton's favorability ratings among democrats are 10 points higher than biden's and scott she does better among hispanics african americans and moderate democrats. >> pelley: today a county clerk in kentucky asked a federal judge for an emergency
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suspension of the order that requires her to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. kim davis' lawyer argue that the licenses would have "irreversible implications for her conscience." her office has become the center of the debate over the supreme court's landmark decision, and dean reynolds is there. >> reporter: evangelist ernie spencer stood outside the rowan county courthouse today, one of a hand full of supporters of county clerk kim davis. >> the lord jesus christ will come and straighten all of this out really quickly. >> reporter: spencer drove nearly 80 miles from west virginia to stand up for what he believes, no matter what the supreme court has ruled. are you at all worried that you're on the losing side of this given-- >> oh, no, sir. you see god's hole word, revelation. the bible tells us we're on the winning side. >> reporter: davis supporters raised their voices as another gay couple tried and failed to change her mind, robbie blankenship and jesse cruz.
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>> we are getting a marriage license. >> not here today you're not. >> oh, yeah. >> no, you're not. >> reporter: nationwide, clerks in 13 counties are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples including nine counties in alabama, where the chief justice of the state supreme court has loudly opposed same-sex unions. davis has said she cannot in good conscience sign a same-sex marriage certificate which she believes would offend god. >> have you received death threats for your-- for what you believe? >> you are using god for hate. >> no, it's not not no. >> reporter: outside the courthouse we also met mark casteel and his husband kevin. should she resign or what? >> she definitely needs to step down or something. >> reporter: davis says she won't resign and the only way to remove her from her elected office is to have the state legislature impeach her. >> you all have a good day. >> reporter: unlikely in this deeply conservative state. the late move to win a delay in court say long shot, scott. tomorrow davis goes before the federal judge who is ordering
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her to stop her defiance. he could impose fines and even jail time if she refuses. >> pelley: and we'll be following that. dean reynolds, thanks. in baltimore a judge refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in the case of freddie gray, a plaque man mortally injured while in a police van. the judge ruled that the six will be tried separately. today, the search widened for three suspects in the murder of a suburb an chicago police officer. anna werner is in fox lake, illinois, with more about the veteran cop who was known as g.i. joe. >> what do you yell? >> reporter: this was lieutenant joe gliniewicz. >> they're going to come in. >> reporter: coaching teenaged trainees in the police explorer program. doing what this career police officer loved to do best. mayor donny schmit was a close friend. >> he was very proud of the explorer group that he championed for 30 years.
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just a good guy a wonderful sense of humor. he's going to be dearly missed. >> reporter: dpli was married the father of four sons. he worked for the department in over 40 years and was set to retire in a month. >> he was the policeman's policeman-- excuse me. he did everything by the book. and i don't know how anyone could have done this to him. >> reporter: officers in the fox lake police department are grieving while working to solve their colleague's murder. round lake park police chief george filenko commands the lake county major crime task force. >> there's no room for error in this case. everybody's got to put 110% into this. have you ever been to a police funeral? when they start playing "amazing grace?" it's tough. >> reporter: there has been an outpouring of support for the police department here in this community, and scott a vigil
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for lieutenant gliniewicz is set to begin in about half an hour here by the lake. >> pelley: anna werner reporting for us this evening anna, thank you. schools all across the country are opening this week, but in one of pennsylvania's poorest districts, hundreds of teachers returned today not knowing when their next paycheck will come. jericka duncan is there. >> happy new year! >> reporter: a bell-ringing ceremony marked the start of a new school year in chester pennsylvania, but it's the school district's financial problems that are alarming to parents like traci howell. it's the second time in three years she's seen teachers working without knowing when they will get paid. >> this year it seems like it's a lot worse than it's been in the previous years. >> reporter: this year, the chester upland school district is $22 million in the red but this is nothing new. every year, since 2004, it's overspent an average of more than $20 million, mainly due to
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fiscal mismanagement and a surge in local charter schools. hamp the district's children now attend charters and that takes state funding away from the public schools. >> it's all about our student. >> reporter: special education teacher dariah jackson: how long are you prepared to work without a paycheck. >> i haven't come up with a specific date. >> reporter: two weeks, three weeks, four weeks? >> months. >> reporter: you're willing to go months. >> yes. >> reporter: superintendent gregory shannon who was hired to reform the district in 2013 says he isn't getting paid, either. governor tom wolf said for last 25 years this districts districts that mismanaged its finances. what do you say to that? >> i would agree. governor wolf is correct in so much as our district has had a long history of financial challenges. >> reporter: as politicians scramble to found a solution, a community continues to worry about the future of its children. >> if we don't edicate them now
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we incarcerate them later, so what do we do? >> reporter: the teachers and staff here won't get paid until state lawmakers pass a budget. scott, that was supposed to happen two months ago. >> pelley: jericka duncan, thanks jericka. today, the stock market seemed to regain its footing. there was good news on the u.s. economy. the federal reserve said that wages are increasing in parts of the country which is a sign of an improving job market. the dow gained 293 points today but it's lost almost 1200 points the last two weeks. because of a slowing chinese economy and the collapse in chinese stocks. when communist governments like china's look shaky, they have a go-to that's tried and true-- throw a military parade. seth doane finds that the chinese government is absolutely determined to make sure that nothing goes wrong with its 70th anniversary of the end of world war ii.
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>> reporter: in a city plagueed by pollution having blue skies is not left up to chance. nearly 2,000 beijing factories are being shut down, and half of the cars were taken off the road. monkeys and falcons are even being deployed to scare birds away and to prevent any interference with military aircraft. state tv was allowed to see the final rehearsals. the parade is a carefully choreographed chance to be seen as strong. after the deadly chemical explosion in tianjin and stock market plunge that made the communist party appear out of control. >> if somebody asked me where i'm going to be sitting, i told them where i'm told to sit. >> reporter: american nell calloway is a special guest of the government. her grandfather led the famous flying tigers, fighting alongside the chinese and downing hundreds of japanese planes. >> we fought together in a war. now we need to come together in
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peace and change the future for our generations. >> reporter: but the u.s. is not send anything senior diplomats from d.c. russia egypt even sudan are all sending their presidents. censors are controlling news coverage and the internet. buildings are on lockdown. our balcony overlooks the parade route, but we received this note to tenants which tells us during the parade, we are not allowed to stand on the balcony. we're not allowed to take any photographs, agz the government tries to control exactly how this parade is viewed. seth doane, cbs news, beijing. >> pelley: police are hunting for an apparent sniper on a major interstate. and we'll remember the sacrifices of america's world war ii vets when the cbs evening news continues. i brought in some protein to help rearrange the fridge and get us energized! i'm new ensure active high protein. i help you recharge
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>> pelley: police in arizona are hunting for an apparent highway sniper who may be using cars for target practice. mireya villarreal is following this. >> reporter: interstate 10 in phoenix is now a crime s four vehicles in 48 hours. frank millstead is arizona's director of public safety. >> it's priority one for us right now because somebody's life is in jeopardy. >> reporter: the first vehicle was driving east on i-10 last saturday. police believe the shooter fired from a moving car in the westbound lanes. the bullet went through the front windshield, barely missing a 13-year-old passenger. this is where it happened. >> that's exactly where it happened right here where the meter light is. >> reporter: six minutes later air, passenger bus driven by robert mcdonald was hit. once you realized how close that bullet was to hitting you what runs through your mind? >> i wanted to pass out literally faint.
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i'm like, oh, my god somebody was-- somebody actually took the time, aimed their weapon, and fired this gun and what was going through my head is oh, my god, what happens if my dawrs would have lost their dad that day. >> reporter: arizona troopers are looking for aniure surveillance video that may have captured the shooting. scott, they are also reaching out to investigators in michigan, kansas and colorado where similar highway shootings have happened in the last year. >> pelley: mireya villarreal, thanks very much. the president went fishing today and caught something he wasn't expecting. we'll have the story next.
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on his visit to alaska today president obama got close to nature and nature got close to him. as the president held up a salmon the fish, let's say disgraced itself, on mr. obama's shoes. the president explained that the salmon was spawning a little bit. a fisherwoman told mr. obama the salmon was happy to see him. and we'll rbeight back. more than the medicine in aleve or tylenol. the medicine in advil is the number one doctor recommendation for joint pain. relief doesn't get any better than this. advil get fast-acting, long-lasting relief from heartburn with it neutralizes stomach acid and is the only product that forms a protective barrier that helps keep stomach acid in the stomach where it belongs. for fast-acting, long-lasting relief. try gaviscon®.
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>> santa claus you're coming with us. >> reporter: accurate hasn't been at the top of the list, but that is about to change with next month's release of "the martian." >> i think "the martian" is as close to science fact as any science fiction that i've seen about the journey to mars and going to mars. >> reporter: nasa's director of planetary sciences jim green is a consultant on the movie about an american astronaut stranded on mars. >> nasa doesn't do "star trek." it's not "go where no man has gone before," as they say. we really have to look at where we're going understand it completely, and that prepares us for the future. >> hello, ergt lings. >> reporter: matt damon stars in the film set some 20 years in the future but his living space his spacesuit, the way he grows his own food in space are all based on the way nasa's doing things right now. >> hopefully the message in a movie like this is one that really kind of galvanizes participation in stuff like this
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and-- and makes people excited about science. >> reporter: that would be nasa's hope, needing billions more to finance mars exploration. >> there's a new younger griewr grooup in town and they're the mars generation. and, indeed, that's now implanted in their minds. >> reporter: while the film does take some license, this wind scorm could never actually happen, "the martian" will be a different kind of movie about mars. >> a few minutes now before we leave for mars. >> reporter: not letting facts get in the way of a good story but using them to construct one instead. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news as we begin our 53rd year as network television's first half-hour evening news broadcast. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night.
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right now at 7:00, protesters gather again in the streets of baltimore while inside the court house a judge makes big rulings for the officers charged in the death of freddie gray. the feds have a warning for dc workers while the pope is in town stay home or get ready for one heck of a commute. first at 7:00, not a great day for the 6 police officers charged in freddie gray's deg. good evening i am derek mcginty. today the judge in baltimore refused to throw out the charges but ruled they could be tried separately making prosecutor's jobs difficult. there was a small group of protesters to see what the judge would say and they are back tonight. garrett haake is in the thick of it. hopefully peaceful


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